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Federal appeals court sides with rafting outfitters, who do not have to pay guides $15 an hour

Rafting companies do not have to comply with a presidential order to pay guides at least $15 an hour, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals gave Duke Bradford, the owner of Chaffee County’s Arkansas Valley Adventure and the Colorado River Outfitters Association, a reprieve in their lawsuit to block […]

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Fatal shooting lawsuit alleges culture of excessive force in Kiowa County

By Susan Greene, Colorado News Collaborative Kiowa County Sheriff’s Department’s pattern of condoning illegal searches and tolerating excessive force led to last year’s killing of a handyman by the local undersheriff and a rookie deputy, a federal civil rights lawsuit alleges. The complaint, filed Wednesday on behalf of the late Zach Gifford’s family, comes as […]

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Colorado, U.S. Department of Justice end Trump-era legal battle over immigration and policing

The state of Colorado and the U.S. Department of Justice have ended a two-year dispute regarding $2.7 million in federal law enforcement funding withheld by the Trump administration over immigration enforcement requirements. Colorado is one of several states that will have its funding reinstated after the Biden administration repealed a policy that requires states cooperate with federal […]

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Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy

The mother of a Colorado boy with autism filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging that school officials and sheriff’s deputies in a suburban Denver county “aggressively handcuffed” and detained the 11-year-old in 2019 for hours after he poked a classmate with a pencil. The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages, filed in U.S. District Court, contends […]

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Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

Gov. Jared Polis’ office was asked to meet several conditions insisted upon by Altria in exchange for the cigarette giant agreeing not to fight legislation that put a question on the November ballot asking voters to raise tobacco and nicotine taxes in Colorado, emails obtained by The Colorado Sun show. One of those conditions included […]

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Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday unsuccessfully asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains incorrect information about Colorado’s mail-in voting system. The agency says it has already delivered 75% of the flyers it planned to distribute to Coloradans. Colorado […]